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Shakedown Cruise
CVBG-5
1/19/48 - 4/5/48
1
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-5B
Fightin'5
C 1XX
F4U-4 / F6F-5P
VF-6B
Fightin'6
C 2XX
F4U-4 / F6F-5P
VA-5B
Black Lancers
C 3XX
AD-1
VA-6B
Fist Of The Fleet
C 4XX
AD-1


MED/Midshipman
CVEG-2
6/7/48 - 8/6/48
2
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-18A
Checkmates
R 2XX
F4U-4 / F6F-5P
VA-18A
Devil's Diplomats
R 4XX
TBM-3E/3J/3Q
VA-2E
Valions
SL 3XX
TBM-3E/3J/3Q
CVB-43
 
 
SNJ-5C

MED
CVG-2
5/3/49 - 9/26/49
3
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-21
Mach Busters
M 1XX
F4U-5
VF-22
Cavaliers
M 2XX
F4U-4
VF-23
Vigilantes
M 3XX
F4U-4
VA-24
Bomb-a-Toms
M 4XX
F4U-4
VA-25
Tigers
M 5XX
AD-1 / TBM-3E
VC-4
Night Cappers
 
AD-1Q/TBM-3E
VC-12
Omars
M XX
TBM-3W/3E
VC-20
 
M 0X
F4U-5 / AD-1Q
VC-62
 
TL X
F4U-5P
HU-2
Fleet Angels
UR XX
HO3S-1
CVB-43
 
 
SNJ-5C/SNB

MED
CVG-17
9/9/50 - 2/1/51
4
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-171
Aces
R 1XX
F2H-2
VF-172
Blue Bolts
R 2XX
F2H-2
VF-173
Jesters
R 3XX
F4U-5
VF-174
Hell Razors
R 4XX
F4U-5
VA-175
Devil's Diplomats
R 5XX
AD-4
VC-4
Night Cappers
NA XXX
F2H-2B / F4U-5N
VC-12
Omars
NE XX
AD-3W
VC-33 DET 6
Night Hawks
SS 80X
AD-4N/4Q
HEDRON-2 2ND MAW DET
 
LL 4XX
F4U-5P
HU-2
Fleet Angels
UR XX
HO3S-1
CVB-43
 
 
SNJ-5C/SNB

MED
CVG-1
3/20/51 - 10/6/51
5
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-11
Red Rippers
T 1XX
F2H-2
VF-12
(Flying) Ubangis
T 2XX
F2H-2
VF-13
Aggressors
T 3XX
F4U-5
VF-44
Hornets
T 4XX
F4U-5
VA-15
Valions
T 5XX
AD-4/4L
VC-4 DET 6
Night Cappers
 
F4U-5NL/5N
VC-12
Omars
NE XX
AD-4W
VC-33 DET 6
Night Hawks
SS 80X
AD-4N/4Q
VC-62
 
PL XX
F8F-2P
HU-2 DET 6
Fleet Angels
UR XX
HO3S-1

MED
CVG-4
4/19/52 - 10/12/52
6
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VMF-211
 
AF 1XX
F4U-4
VF-62
Gladiators
F 2XX
F2H-2
VF-43
Challengers
F 3XX
F4U-4
VF-44
Hornets
F 4XX
F4U-4
VA-45
Blackbirds
F 5XX
AD-4/4L
VC-4 DET 6
Night Cappers
NA XXX
F2H-2B / F4U-5NL/5N
VC-12 DET 6
Omars
NE XX
AD-4W
VC-33 DET 6
Night Hawks
SS 80X
AD-4B/4NL / TBM-3E
VC-62 DET 62
 
PL XX
F2H-2P
HU-2 DET 6
Fleet Angels
UR XX
HUP-1
CVB-43
 
 
SNJ-5C

MED
CVG-8
4/26/53 - 10/21/53
7
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-81
Crusaders
E 1XX
F9F-5
VMF-122
Candystripers
LC 2XX
F9F-5
VF-83
Rampagers
E 3XX
F9F-5
HEDRON-2
 
LL 4XX
F2H-2B
VA-85
Black Falcons
E 5XX
AD-4/4B/4L
VC-4 DET 6
Night Cappers
NA 6XX
F2H-2B / F2H-3
VC-12 DET 6
Omars
NE XX
AD-4W
VC-33 DET 6
Night Hawks
SS 80X
AD-4B/4N/3Q
VC-62 DET 62
 
E XX
AJ-1
HU-2 DET 6
Fleet Angels
UR XX
HUP-1
CVA-43
 
 
SNJ-5C/SNB-5

MED
CVG-10
7/7/54 - 12/20/54
8
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-11
Red Rippers
P 1XX
F2H-4
VF-62
Gladiators
P 2XX
F2H-2
VF-103
Clubleafs
P 3XX
F9F-6
VA-104
Hell's Archers
P 4XX
AD-6
VC-5
Savage Sons
NB X
AJ-2
VC-9
Hooters
FG X
AJ-2
VC-12 DET 31
 
NE 70X
AD-4W
VC-33 DET 31
Night Hawks
SS 80X
AD-4N
VC-62 DET 31-54
Fighting Photos
PL 90X
F2H-2P
HU-2 DET 31
Fleet Angels
UR XX
HUP-2

MED
CVG-17
3/28/55 - 9/29/55
9
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-171
Aces
R 1XX
F2H-3
VF-172
Blue Bolts
R 2XX
F2H-2
VMF-122
Candystripers
LC 3XX
FJ-2
VA-175
Devil's Diplomats
R 5XX
AD-6
VC-8
 
NC X
AJ-2
VC-12 DET 31
Omars
NE 7XX
AD-4W
VC-33 DET 31
Night Hawks
NE 70X
AD-5N/3Q
VC-62 DET 31
 
PL 93X
F2H-2P
HU-2 DET 31
Fleet Angels
UR XX
HUP-2
CVA-43
 
 
SNJ-5C

MED
CVG-10
8/13/56 - 2/11/57
10
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-11
Red Rippers
P 1XX
F2H-4
VF-103
Clubleafs
P 2XX
F9F-8B
VA-106
Gladiators
P 3XX
F9F-8B
VA-104
Hell's Archers
P 4XX
AD-6
VAH-11 DET 31
Checkertails
NC X
AJ-2
VAW-12 DET 31
 
NE 7XX
AD-5W
VA(AW)-33 DET 31
 
SS 8XX
AD-5N
VFP-62 DET 31
 
PL XX
F2H-2P
HU-2 DET 31
Fleet Angels
UR XX
HUP-2

WESTPAC
CVG-15
9/19/60 - 5/27/61
11
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-151
Vigilantes
NL 1XX
F3H-2
VA-152
Friendlies
NL 2XX
AD-6
VA-153
Blue Tail Flies
NL 3XX
A4D-2N
VF-154
Black Knights
NL 4XX
F8U-1E
VA-155
Silver Foxes
NL 5XX
A4D-2
VMA-324
Vagabonds
DX 6XX
A4D-2
VAW-13 DET DELTA
Zappers
VR-70X
WF-2
VMA-121
Green Knights
VK 8XX
A4D-2
VAH-2
Royal Rampants
NL 9XX
A3D-2
VCP-61 DET DELTA
 
SS 90X
F8U-1P
HU-1 DET DELTA
Pacific Fleet Angels
UP XX
HUP-2


WESTPAC
CVG-15
12/12/61 - 7/17/62
12
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-151
Vigilantes
NL 1XX
F3H-2
VA-152
Friendlies
NL 2XX
AD-6
VA-153
Blue Tail Flies
NL 3XX
A4D-2N
VF-154
Black Knights
NL 4XX
F8U-2N
VA-155
Silver Foxes
NL 5XX
A4D-2
VAH-2
Royal Rampants
NL 60X
A3D-2
VAW-13 DET DELTA
Zappers
VR-71X
AD-5Q
VAW-11 DET DELTA
Early Elevens
RR-7XX
WF-2
VFP-63
Eyes of the Fleet
PP 9XX
F8U-1P
HU-1 DET DELTA
Pacific Fleet Angels
UP XX
HUP-3

WESTPAC
CVG-15
4/3/63 - 11/25/63
13
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-151
Vigilantes
NL 1XX
F-3B
VA-152
Friendlies
NL 2XX
A1-H/J
VA-153
Blue Tail Flies
NL 3XX
A4-C
VF-154
Black Knights
NL 4XX
F-8D
VA-155
Silver Foxes
NL 5XX
A-4B
VAH-2
Royal Rampants
NL 60X
A-3B
VAW-11 DET DELTA
Early Elevens
RR-79X
E1-B
VFP-63 DET DELTA
Eyes of the Fleet
PP 90X
RF-8A
HU-1 DET DELTA
Pacific Fleet Angels
UP XX
UH-25B

WESTPAC
CVW-15
12/7/64 - 11/1/65
14
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-151
Vigilantes
NL 1XX
F-4B
VA-165
Boomers
NL 2XX
A1-H/J
VA-153
Blue Tail Flies
NL 3XX
A4-C
VF-154
Black Knights
NL 4XX
F-8D
VA-155
Silver Foxes
NL 5XX
A-4E
VAH-2
Royal Rampants
NL 6XX
A-3B
VAW-11 DET DELTA
Early Elevens
RR-7XX
E1-B
VFP-63 DET DELTA
Eyes of the Fleet
PP 9XX
RF-8A
VAP-61
World Recorders
SS 9XX
RA-3B
HU-1 DET DELTA
Pacific Fleet Angels
UP XX
UH-2A/B

WESTPAC
CVW-2
7/29/66 - 2/23/67
15
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-21
Fleelancers
NE 1XX
F-4B
VA-22
Fighting Redcocks
NE 2XX
A4-C
VA-23
Black Knights
NE 3XX
A4-E
VF-154
Black Knights
NE 4XX
F-4B
VA-25
Fist of the Fleet
NE 5XX
A-1H
VAH-2 DET A
Royal Rampants
ZA 69X
A-3B
VAW-13
Zappers
VR-7XX
EA-1F
VAW-11 DET A
Early Elevens
RR 14X
E-2A
VFP-63 DET DELTA
Eyes of the Fleet
PP 9XX
RF-8G
HC-1
Pacific Fleet Angels
UP XX
UH-2A

WESTPAC
CVW-15
7/26/67 - 4/6/68
16
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-151
Vigilantes
NL 1XX
F-4B
VF-161
Chargers
NL 2XX
F-4B
VA-153
Blue Tail Flies
NL 3XX
A4-E
VA-25
Fist of the Fleet
NL 4XX
A-1H/J
VA-155
Silver Foxes
NL 5XX
A-4E
VAH-2 DET 43
Royal Rampants
ZA 6XX
KA-3B
VAW-13
Zappers
VR-7XX
EA-1F
VFP-63 DET 43
Eyes of the Fleet
NL 71X
RF-8G
VAW-116
Sun Kings
NL 70X
E-2A
HC-1 DET 43
Pacific Fleet Angels
UP XX
UH-2A

WESTPAC
CVW-15
9/7/68 - 4/18/69
17
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-151
Vigilantes
NL 1XX
F-4B
VF-161
Chargers
NL 2XX
F-4B
VA-153
Blue Tail Flies
NL 3XX
A4-F
VA-52
Knightriders
NL 4XX
A6-A
VFP-63 DET 43
Eyes of the Fleet
NL 50X
RF-8G
VAW-116
Sun Kings
NL 010
E-2A
VAQ-130 DET 43
Zappers
VR 014
EKA-3B
VAH-10 DET 43
Vikings
NL 6XX
KA-3B
HC-1 DET 43
Pacific Fleet Angels
UP 00X
UH-2C

WESTPAC
CVW-15
9/23/69 - 7/1/70
18
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-151
Vigilantes
NL 1XX
F-4B
VF-161
Chargers
NL 2XX
F-4B
VA-82
Marauders
NL 3XX
A7-A
VA-86
Sidewinders
NL 4XX
A7-A
VA-35
Black Panthers
NL 5XX
A-6A
VFP-63 DET 43
Eyes of the Fleet
NL 60X
RF-8G
VAQ-135
Black Ravens
NL 61X
EKA-3B
VAW-116
Sun Kings
NL 01X
E-2A
HC-1 DET 9
Pacific Fleet Angels
NL 0X
UH-2C

WESTPAC
CVW-15
11/12/71 - 7/17/72
19
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-51
Screaming Eagles
NL 1XX
F-4B
VF-111
Sundowners
NL 2XX
F-4B
VA-22
Fighting Redcocks
NL 3XX
A7-E
VA-94
Mighty Shrikes
NL 4XX
A7-E
VMA(AW)-224
Bengals
NL 5XX
A6-A/B/KA-6D
VFP-63 DET 5
Eyes of the Fleet
NL 60X
RF-8G
VAQ-135 DET 3
Black Ravens
NL 61X
EKA-3B
VAW-111 DET 4
Gray Berets
NL 01X
E-1B
HC-1 DET 6
Pacific Fleet Angels
NL 00X
SH-3G

WESTPAC
CVW-15
3/9/73 - 11/8/73
20
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-51
Screaming Eagles
NL 1XX
F-4B
VF-111
Sundowners
NL 2XX
F-4B
VA-22
Fighting Redcocks
NL 3XX
A7-E
VA-94
Mighty Shrikes
NL 4XX
A7-E
VA-95
Green Lizards
NL 5XX
A6-A/B/KA-6D
VFP-63 DET 5
Eyes of the Fleet
NL 60X
RF-8G
VAQ-135 DET 3
Black Ravens
NL 61X
EKA-3B
VAW-111 DET 4
Gray Berets
NL 01X
E-1B
HC-1 DET 6
Pacific Fleet Angels
NL 00X
SH-3G

WESTPAC
CVW-15
12/5/74 - 7/2/75
21
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-51
Screaming Eagles
NL 1XX
F-4N
VF-111
Sundowners
NL 2XX
F-4N
VA-22
Fighting Redcocks
NL 3XX
A7-E
VA-94
Mighty Shrikes
NL 4XX
A7-E
VA-95
Green Lizards
NL 5XX
A6-A/B/KA-6D
VFP-63 DET 5
Eyes of the Fleet
NL 60X
RF-8G
RVAW-110 DET 2
Firebirds
NL 01X
E-1B
HC-1 DET 3
Pacific Fleet Angels
NL 00X
SH-3G

WESTPAC
CVW-15
2/15/77 - 10/5/77
22
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-191
Satan's Kittens
NL 1XX
F-4J
VF-194
Red Lightnings
NL 2XX
F-4J
VA-22
Fighting Redcocks
NL 3XX
A7-E
VA-94
Mighty Shrikes
NL 4XX
A7-E
VA-95
Green Lizards
NL 5XX
A6-E/KA-6D
VFP-63 DET 3
Eyes of the Fleet
NL 61X
RF-8G
VMAQ-2 DET A/B
Playboys
NL 62X
EA-6A
VAW-114
Hormel Hawgs
NL 60X
E-2B
VQ-1 DET 13
World Watchers
PR XX
EA-3B
HC-1 DET 4
Pacific Fleet Angels
NL 00X
SH-3G

WESTPAC
CVW-14
11/13/79 - 6/11/80
23
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VMFA-323
Death Rattlers
NK 1XX
F-4N
VMFA-531
Grey Ghosts
NK 2XX
F-4N
VA-97
Warhawks
NK 3XX
A7-E
VA-27
Royal Maces
NK 4XX
A7-E
VA-196
Main Battery
NK 5XX
A6-E/KA-6D
VFP-63 DET 2
Eyes of the Fleet
NK 62X
RF-8G
VAW-113
Black Eagles
NK 60X
E-2B
HC-1 DET 3
Pacific Fleet Angels
NK 72X
SH-3G

WESTPAC
CVW-14
8/20/81 - 3/23/82
24
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-154
Black Knights
NK 1XX
F-4N
VF-21
Freelancers
NK 2XX
F-4N
VA-97
Warhawks
NK 3XX
A7-E
VA-27
Royal Maces
NK 4XX
A7-E
VA-196
Main Battery
NK 5XX
A6-E/KA-6D
VFP-63 DET 2
Eyes of the Fleet
NK 62X
RF-8G
VAW-113
Black Eagles
NK 60X
E-2B
HC-1 DET 3
Pacific Fleet Angels
NK 61X
SH-3G

WORLD CRUISE
CVW-14
3/21/83 - 9/12/83
25
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VF-154
Black Knights
NK 1XX
F-4N
VF-21
Freelancers
NK 2XX
F-4S
VA-97
Warhawks
NK 3XX
A7-E
VA-27
Royal Maces
NK 4XX
A7-E
VA-196
Main Battery
NK 5XX
A6-E/KA-6D
VAW-113
Black Eagles
NK 60X
E-2B
HS-12
Wyverns
NK 61X
SH-3H

MED
CVW-13
10/2/85 - 5/19/86
26
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VFA-131
Wildcats
AK 1XX
F/A-18A
VFA-132
Privateers
AK 2XX
F/A-18A
VMFA-314
Black Knights
AK 3XX
F/A-18A
VMFA-323
Death Rattlers
AK 4XX
F/A-18A
VA-55
War Horses
AK 50X
A6-E/KA-6D
VAW-127
Seabats
AK 6XX
E-2C
VAQ-135
Black Ravens
AK 62X
EA-6B
VQ-2
Batmen
JQ 17
EA-3B
HS-17
Neptune's Raiders
AK 61X
SH-3H

MED
CVW-13
9/29/87 - 3/28/88
27
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VFA-131
Wildcats
AK 1XX
F/A-18A
VFA-136
Knight Hawks
AK 3XX
F/A-18A
VFA-137
Kestrels
AK 4XX
F/A-18A
VA-55
War Horses
AK 50X
A6-E
VA-65
Tigers
AK 51X
A6-E
VAW-127
Seabats
AK 6XX
E-2C
VAQ-133
Wizards
AK 604
EA-6B
HS-17
Neptune's Raiders
AK 61X
SH-3H

MED
CVW-13
5/31/89 - 9/30/89
28
Squadron
Name
Markings
Aircraft
VMFA-451
Warlords
AK 1XX
F/A-18A
VFA-132
Privateers
AK 2XX
F/A-18A
VFA-137
Kestrels
AK 4XX
F/A-18A
VA-55
War Horses
AK 50X
A6-E
VA-65
Tigers
AK 51X
A6-E
VAW-127
Seabats
AK 6XX
E-2C
VAQ-133
Wizards
AK 604
EA-6B
HS-17
Neptune's Raiders
AK 61X
SH-3H

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